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XANTHAN GUM

Score:

Data: Fair

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Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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mask653 products
facial moisturizer/treatment621 products
moisturizer535 products
serums & essences501 products
foundation492 products
toothpaste294 products
facial cleanser293 products
daily use with SPF263 products
recreational sunscreen245 products
body wash/cleanser206 products
body firming lotion172 products
concealer169 products
exfoliant/scrub161 products
around-eye cream159 products
hand cream143 products
shampoo140 products
mascara123 products
eye liner94 products
baby lotion82 products
bronzer/highlighter66 products
anti-aging61 products
eye shadow58 products
BB cream49 products
hair treatment/serum49 products
conditioner48 products
makeup primer44 products
brow liner39 products
lipstick39 products
toners/astringents37 products
hair styling aide36 products
baby shampoo35 products
styling gel/lotion34 products
34 products
liquid hand soap33 products
blush32 products
foot moisturizer30 products
makeup remover30 products
baby soap27 products
baby sunscreen27 products
sunless tanning26 products
antiperspirant/deodorant24 products
baby wipes24 products
baby bubble bath24 products
after shave17 products
hair color and bleaching16 products
bubble bath16 products
after sun product16 products
hair spray15 products
baby toothpaste15 products
shaving cream14 products
tooth whitening13 products
mouthwash13 products
hand sanitizer13 products
muscle/joint soreness12 products
beard cleanser10 products
bath oil/salts/soak9 products
skin fading/lightener6 products
detangler6 products
CC cream6 products
lip liner6 products
bar soap5 products
nail polish5 products
facial powder5 products
setting powder/spray5 products
oil controller4 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
foot cleansing3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
lip balm3 products
beard care3 products
fragrance for women2 products
diaper cream2 products
body oil2 products
other eye makeup2 products
lip plumper2 products
glitter2 products
tanning oil2 products
fragrance for men2 products
nail treatment1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
lip gloss1 products
pore strips1 products
foot odor control1 products
depilatory1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1095 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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